PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
The film was heavily marketed with links to Princess Diana (who is a direct descendant of Georgiana's family, The Spencers), using her image in the trailers, and with a tagline ("There were three people in her marriage") which is a play upon a quote... ...
Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire:
How's the campaign going?
Charles Grey: Terribly. Our only hope is to save Westminster for Fox.
Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: I have many faults, as you well know. Not least among them is my ability to draw attention. Perhaps we could use that to our advantage.
Althorp Estate, Georgiana's childhood home (shown in the exterior shots of the foot race at the beginning of the film), was originally a red brick building. Red brick went out of style in the 1780's, at which point the entire building was altered with mathematical tile nailed onto the original red brick to give it its current gray exterior. At the time of Georgiana's marriage to the Duke in 1774, the building would still have been red brick as the architectural work started in 1788. The current Earl Spencer (Princess Diana's brother) had the mathematical tiles redone for a cool $8-9 million as many of the original nails used had rusted away, at which point the original red brick used for Althorp was also ruined.
£1,402,200 (UK) (7 September 2008)
$13,823,741 (USA) (7 December 2008)
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